Visual Voices 2019 – 2020
to Mar 19

Visual Voices 2019 – 2020

  • Harris Theatre George Mason Univeristy (map)
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Artist/Speaker Date/Lecture Title Information

Fall Semester: 2019

September 5, 2019 Spector, Buzz “Buzz Spector: I stack things. I tear stuff up”

September 26, 2019 Ashcraft, Tom “Workingman Collective: Navigating a Collaborative Practice”

October 10, 2019 Potter, Kristine "Mythologizing America"

October 24, 2019 Wickerham, Daniel and Lomax, Malcolm “Supplementals, Collective Consciousness, and Communicable Diseases”

Spring Semester: 2020

February 6, 2020 Moss, Dorothy “Active Presence at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery: Reverberations of the Obama Portraits”

February 20, 2020 Buffington, Melanie “The Past is Present”

March 5, 2020 Issa, Larry and Jamaldinian, Joe “Marvelous Tales”

March 19, 2020 D. Dominick Lombardi “Resilience and Evolution”

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Gallery Reception: Migratory Aesthetics
5:00 PM17:00

Gallery Reception: Migratory Aesthetics

  • Gillespie Gallery of Art, Art and Design Building (map)
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About the Exhibition

This exhibition displays the work of 12 contemporary Latin American artists whose work has been influenced by personal experiences of migration. Their artworks reject borders but share common experiences of departure, discovery, abandonment, uprooting, rupture, pilgrimage, and reconstruction. These deterritorialized artists generate mestizo identities and create new definitions of their environment through their migratory aesthetics. The exhibition leads viewers through these transitional stages to reflect on the realities of migratory transformation.

Exhibition CuratorGabriela Rosso

Gabriela Rosso is a Venezuelan psychologist, involved in the art world for more than 15 years. In the past as Director of the Daniela Chappard Foundation and curator of the art gallery of the foundation and the organization, she was responsible for several auctions of painting, sculpture and photography to support the work of the foundation in HIV/AIDS prevention. Then as Director of “Por Amor a Arte”, “Por Amor a Vida” in Brazil, she organized art auctions to finance private initiatives to support the fight against HIV/AIDS and violence against women. She is currently in charge of Rofa Projects, whose objectives are the promotion of art made by artists from Latin America.

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2:00 PM14:00

Artist Katie Kehoe to Lead Environmental Awareness Walk in Alexandria

Artist Katie Kehoe will lead an interactive walk along the Potomac River in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia on May 5th. The walk addresses environmental degradation and climate change in urban communities and will include scientists, and historians, to provide additional context. Alexandria’s riverfront is particularly susceptible to flooding, and Katie’s performative walk have taken place at vulnerable locations all along the North Atlantic seaboard.

This event is part of a national art & science initiative organized by City as Living Lab, a project of the environmental artist Mary Miss.

  • foster public understanding of the natural and man-made systems that support life in urban communities.

  • affirm artists’ unique capacity to inspire and engage citizens in environmentally sustainable practices and projects that directly improve their lives.

  • create interdisciplinary collaborations among artists, scientists, urban designers, community organizers, and local residents that advance innovative solutions and create the conditions for meaningful change.

  • build a network of environmental action practitioners to share knowledge and replicate successful programs in neighborhoods and cities across the country.

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